Cover ImageSummer 2005 (Vol. 86, No. 2)

Table of Contents

FEATURE ARTICLES:

Special issue on history of public health

Salubrious or Unsanitary Iowa? The Struggle for the Public’s Health
by Ginalie Swaim

Instructing the Masses: The Development of Iowa’s Health Department
by Ronald D. Eckoff

Iowa Physicians Ponder the Germ Theory
by Matt Schaefer

Deadly Diphtheria and Walter Bierring
by Susan C. Lawrence

Battling Smallpox: State and Local Boards of Health
by Philip L. Frana

Lorenzo Coffin and Railroad Safety
by Tim Lane

Tracking Down Disease: The University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
by Kathy Fait

Tuberculosis: The White Plague in Iowa
by Ginalie Swaim

Healthy Homes: Mothers, Children, and Nurses
by Ginalie Swaim

War Opens Up VD Discussion
by Ginalie Swaim

The Core of Public Health: Vital Records and Statistics
by Ronald D. Eckoff

People and Pigs: Iowa’s Role in 20th-Century Influenza History
by Russell W. Currier

Nothing Much You Can Do: Polio in Iowa
by Ginalie Swaim

Fluoridation in Iowa
by William C. Maurer

The Evolving Case against Smoking: Lapse of Morals to Hazard to Health
by Ronald D. Eckoff

Saint Patterson and his Duck Soup
by Tim Lane

Iowa: A Place to Grow ...Healthy
by Tim Lane

Public Health in the Past 30 Years
by Louise Lex

DEPARTMENTS:

Front Porch: Evidence of public health history is scattered throughout our everyday lives.

One in a Million: World-famous bacteriologist Robert Koch eludes reporters and visits Iowa.